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Arco Iris Lodge
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“A great stay”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

We spent only one night there but wish we could have stayed longer. The grounds are beautiful and the well appointed rooms are spotless. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Instead of going to a very busy reserve he suggested another. It turned out be be great, smaller and we saw the elusive Quetzel bird. This resort had a wonderful breakfast and the price was quite reasonable. We certainly would return here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Highland Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Rooms are very basic but clean. The grounds are beautiful, full of flowers and fruit trees, and the breakfast (with fruit fresh off the trees and eggs from the chickens they raise on the property) is well worth the $7.50. There is a short hike on the property with an amazing view to the Pacific from the top - great for watching the sunset. The best thing about Arco Iris is the extremely helpful and friendly staff. We booked all our tours through the front desk and highly recommend the guided hike with Adrian, the El Trapeche coffee tour, and the Selvatura Park walkways and ziplines.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Everything is great about this place ! Great value for money . The breakfast was amazing . The bungalows are really comfortable and the staff is lovely and helpful! We had an amazing time there
They can book tours for you. Highly recommended the tropiche coffee plantation tour

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful small hotel with private cabins in the Monteverde cloud forest area. Totally amazing huge breakfast, clean and comfortable cabin suites, friendly staff. Walking distance to Santa Elena where one can get great traditional food.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

The hotel was in a great location right next to the main part of st. elena and not far from the monteverde cloud forest and other sights. we used the desk to arrange some activities, which were very good. the room itself was a nice size and very rustic feeling, but clean. we drove and it was easy to park right by the room.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Arco Iris is located right in Santa Elena...could walk most places in town. Rooms were small, but clean....staff was very helpful.....we quite enjoyed. Stayed here three nights and were quite happy that we booked the location.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

I spent three nights at Arco Iris and enjoyed it very much. My standard cabin was small but very attractive and it overlooked a small plot of rainforest. My one complaint about it is that it wasn't well insulated and could get uncomfortable on windy nights (December is the windy season.)

The location of the lodge can't be beat: right in the middle of Santa Elena, but set back from the road so I couldn't hear the noise and traffic. Beautifully landscaped grounds. Best of all, the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Arco Iris Lodge

Property: Arco Iris Lodge
Address: Santa Elena de Monteverde, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Arco Iris Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Arco Iris Hotel Santa Elena
Arco Iris Lodge Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena

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